Cantor Rosalie Will
August 4–August 5
Cantor Rosalie Will brings more than 25 years of experience in training song leaders, leading worship, and creating singing communities. After 16 years with Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD, she now consults congregations on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition, and she mentors clergy in the field. She is founder and Executive Director of Sing Unto God, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the practice and impact of communal singing and dynamic prayer.
She produces events which lead the cutting edge of worship and music thinking, trains communal singing professionals on best principles for communal singing as well as singing for justice and has just published a narrative trade book with Transcontinental Music Publishing entitled Songleading: A Work of Art. Rosalie also supports the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on issues of worship and music.
Rosalie was ordained from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of HUC-JIR in New York and served as Vice-President for Member Relations of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC). She is a product of URJ Camps and NFTY and received her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in a Maryland suburb of DC with her daughters and her partner.